In my hood

In my hood Animation category by Ridwan Moshood | Nigeria In my hood is an animated comedy series which follows the misadventures of a young Nigerian named Shades. His misadventures began when he moved into a new town located in the underbelly of the city of Lagos. Like every regular Lagosian, Shades is in [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:53:55+01:00Jul 6th, 2020|Animation, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Message beats

Message Beats Animation category by Natasha Nayo | Ghana   Message Beats is 2D animated series set in a West African fantasy utopia. Adia, odd village girl accidentally awakens a magical talking drum and becomes a Magical Drummer: Defender of her home against evil spirits and dangerous monsters.   [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:32:38+01:00Jul 6th, 2020|Animation, Uncategorised|0 Comments


Mannerisms Animation category by Bokang Koatja | South Africa Mannerisms is an animated short film about Sello, a young man who has to deal with the death of Richard, his lifelong friend after he commits suicide. He uncounsciously takes on his mannerims to hold on to his friend memory. Sello will have to learn to [...]

By |2020-07-06T16:44:52+01:00Jul 6th, 2020|Animation, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Chatting with Razahk Issaka, recipient of Netflix scholarship to study at French animation school Gobelins

Razahk Issaka, one of our DLA#2 alumnis, has been granted with a scholarship from Netflix to study at top French animation school Gobelins. We asked him a few questions. DLA: Hi Razahk. You studied Clinical Psychology at school: how and why did you end up going into creation and art? Razahk: I’ve always had the [...]

By |2020-01-16T15:27:01+00:00Jun 20th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS|0 Comments

Throwback: the Annecy Festival

The incubation of our Animation mentees kicking off, an important partnership signed, and more! This year's Annecy International Festival of Animated Film was full of important events for our DLA and Tshimologong team. South African creatives were well represented for this 2019 edition, with 20 delegates, including the 3 DLA Animation mentees, Naddya Adhiambo, Justus [...]

By |2020-01-16T15:27:01+00:00Jun 20th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Two new agreements to support South African animation industry

France and South Africa celebrate once again their collaboration in the field of animation with the signature of two major partnerships! On the 12th of June 2019, South African startup innovation hub, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) have strengthened their ties with international partners by signing official [...]

By |2020-01-16T15:27:02+00:00Jun 13th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS, Uncategorised|0 Comments

DLA#3 Animation winners starting their incubation at the Annecy Festival

Digital Lab Africa is taking 3 of its 2019 winners to the legendary Annecy animation festival! From the 10th to the 15th of June, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival will take place in France. This reference event in the animation world is welcoming over 115000 people and 11000 industry professionals, and is featuring 88 [...]

By |2020-01-16T15:27:02+00:00Jun 6th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Wendy Spinks’ residency with NEF Animation : a throwback

Wendy Spinks went to France to develop her project I Am Chuma. Here is her experience. Back in November 2018, at the DISCOP, Cape Town based creative Wendy Spinks was awarded the opportunity to take up a full month’s residency at Abbaye Fontevraud, in France, thanks to a partnership between DLA and NEF Animation and [...]

By |2020-01-16T15:27:02+00:00Jun 5th, 2019|Animation, home, NEWS, Virtual Reality|0 Comments

Discover the 10 winners of Digital Lab Africa #3

DISCOVER THE 10 WINNERS OF DLA'S THIRD EDITION! On April 30th, the 10 winning projects of Digital Lab Africa’s third edition have been revealed on DLA social media! After interviewing all the 30 finalists, the selection committees’ members have selected the 10 winners of this year’s edition of DLA accelerator programme. Among 500 applications, 10 [...]

Opening of the DLA#3 Pitch Competition

From the 15th to the 28th of April, 30 creatives will compete in the 2019 Pitch Competition! The DLA#3 call for projects closed on the 31st of January, after over 500 entries from 30 sub-saharan african countries. The DLA digital content industry experts have now chosen the 30 finalists who will compete in the DLA [...]